Rose Way Gipson
Sister of Buford Way
Rose Way Gipson, 82, of Granville, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville.
She was the brother of Buford Way of Oak Ridge.
Born Feb. 25, 1918, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Andrew and Lula Smith Way, who are deceased. She was the widow of Isaac Perry Gipson, whom she married on March 23, 1940. He died Sept. 28, 1966.
Mrs. Gipson was a member of Liberty Church of Christ near Granville. She was a retired factory employee.
In addition to her brother, she is survived by her son, Larry Gipson and his wife, Janice Gipson; her daughter, Barbara Brown and her husband, Buddie Brown, all of Granville; another daughter-in-law, Diane Breidert of Whitleyville; and her sister, Ina Trisdale of Gainesboro.
Survivors also include 10 grandchildren, Seth Gipson, Amanda Gipson, Cody Gipson, Rene Brown, Jeff Brown, Jim Brown, Josh Gipson, Julianne Gipson, Sarah Gipson and Greg Gipson; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Brown, Conner Brown and Allie Gipson.
In addition to her parents and her husband, another son, Perry J. "Buddy" Gipson, died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. (Central Time) Thursday, Feb. 1, in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Paul Savage and Roy Johnson will officiate.
Burial will follow at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County.
The family requests that any memorials be in the form of gifts to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes. Association by contacting Anderson Funeral Home, 407 E. Gore Ave., Gainesboro, TN 38562, at (931) 268-0266.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the funeral home.
Rosie T. Henley
Jonesville Methodist Church member
Rosie T. Henley, 97, a resident of Oliver Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Briarcliff Health Care Center in Oak Ridge.
She was born Dec. 18, 1903, in Roane County, the daughter of William and Verna Heacker Devaney.
She lived for several years in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mrs. Henley was a member of the Jonesville United Methodist Church in the Jonesville community near Oliver Springs.
She is survived by her son, Ralph Henley and his wife, Merle, of Oliver Springs; her grandchildren, Steve Henley, Shirley Hembree and her husband, Jack, Linda Rose and her husband, Bill, Brenda Duncan and her husband, Jim, and Donna Arakawa and her husband, David, all of Oliver Springs, Flynn Henley of Karns; Keith Henley, Sharon Johnson and her husband, Bill, and Robert Henley and his wife, Phyllis, all of Harriman, and Peggy Rinchich and her husband, Greg, of Bostic, N.C.
Survivors also include her great-grandchildren, Mike Henley, Maggie Rose Choate, Dusty Duncan, Jason Duncan, Bryan Arakawa and Tracy Broyles; her brother, Calvin Devaney of Harriman; and her sisters, Ida Belle Carpenter and Billie Montgomery, both of Harriman.
In addition to her parents, a daughter, Ruby Hatmaker, another son, Robert Henley, another sister, Kate Jenkins, and four other brothers, Luther Devaney, Jamie Devaney, Oscar Devaney and Tom Devaney, died earlier.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Jonesville Cemetery. The Rev. Brent McGavin will officiate.
Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Longtime Oak Ridge resident
Cora Mae Howard Knuckles, 85, of Oak Ridge, died in her sleep Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2001, at NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge. Prior to moving into the nursing home in 1998, she lived for many years on Wilberforce Avenue.
Born April 1, 1915, in Grantsville, Ga., she was among the youngest of the 21 children of Ida Mayes Howard. She began working in Oak Ridge during the 1940s and moved from Knoxville to Oak Ridge in the early 1950s.
She is survived by her husband, Sam Martin, of Oak Ridge; her niece, June Brown, of Washington, D.C.; her nephews, Tyrie Howard of Spokane, Wash., and James Mathews and Thomas Mathews, both of Augusta, Ga.; and many other nieces and nephews.
She also is survived by her nieces Shelby Taylor, Denise Martin and Sharon Anderson, all of Knoxville; her grandnephew, Robert Brown; and her grandnieces, Valerie Jordan and Claudette Brown, both of Washington, D.C.; and many other grandnephews and grandnieces.
Her 20 brothers and sisters, including Tyrie, Mary, John, Lena, Adam, Mobley, Augustus, Lamar, Katherine, Ida Kay, Mark and Dorothy, died earlier. Her sister Ophelia Howard of Oak Ridge died in 1983.
She was a close friend of the family of Caroline (now deceased) and Boyd Weaver, Lavada Chisholm and her family, and Phyllis Johnson, all of Oak Ridge; the family of Velma and Stan Stief (deceased) of Kingston; and of the nursing staff at NHC HealthCare.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The Rev. Hardil Thomas will officiate.
Friends and family will gather after the service at Oak Valley Baptist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sallie McCaskill Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Diantha Pare, 117 Wendover Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Leslie Ray Duncan Jr.
Former Clinton resident
Leslie Ray Duncan Jr., 44, of Maryville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Duncan, a former resident of Clinton, was the son of Leslie Ray Duncan Sr. and Ola Broyles Duncan of Clinton.
He was owner and operator of Timber Kraft Contracting in Sevierville. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Charlene Berry Duncan; his daughter, Abra Aleph Duncan of Maryville; his brother, Timothy Duncan and his wife, Katherine, of Andersonville; and his mother-in-law, Marie Berry of Alcoa.
His grandparents, Byrd and Melinda Duncan, an aunt, Thelma Duncan, and his father-in-law, Charles Berry, died earlier.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 30, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Rick Turner officiating.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, Anderson County Unit, c/o Lee Costanzo, 103 Case Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Bessie Lethgo, 91, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Northhaven Healthcare Center in Knoxville.
Born Oct. 31, 1912, in Concord, she was the daughter of Harvey and Bertha Goodman.
She was a homemaker and a member of Ball Camp Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Lethgo; a son, Robert Zane Lethgo; a daughter, Bertha Ann Lethgo Hibbert; two brothers, William H. Goodman and James F. Goodman; and by three sisters, Helen Campbell, Hazel Goodman and Grace Johnson.
Mrs. Lethgo is survived by two sons, John Lethgo and wife, Kay, of Oliver Springs, and Douglas Lethgo and wife, Sue, of Knoxville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Jean Paul, of Kodak; a daughter-in-law, Vera Lethgo, of Landcaster, Calif.; and by several nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home in Knoxville with the Rev. Ed Sunday-Winter officiating.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will meet at 10:45 a.m.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Charles Ned Hester Jr.
Member of West Village Christian Church
Charles Ned Hester Jr., 89, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Born Jan. 21, 1915, in Cranberry, N.C., he was the son of Charles N. and Odie Jackson Hester.
He retired from Tennessee Eastman, Holston Ordinance where he was a chemical operator. Mr. Hester was a charter member of West Village Christian Church.
Mr. Hester is survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Frances Helen Bennett Hester; four daughters, Peggy Jansen, and Sharon Trahan and Don Smith, all of Knoxville, Nancy McKinney and husband, Gilbert, of Oak Ridge and Judy Phillips and husband, Frank, of Lilburn, Ga.; his son, Chuck Hester and wife, Judy, of Cottondale, Fla.; and by his sister, Helen Lewis of Johnson City.
He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, Patrick Byrd of Oak Ridge, Teresa Hatcher and husband, Charlie, Tammy Stooksbury and husband, Ricky, Kathy Thomas and husband, Terry, Scott McKinney and wife, Debbie, Lori Kresky and husband, Chris, Jamie Moore and husband, Brian, and Jenny Trahan, all of Knoxville, Karen Walker and husband, Paul, of Prattville, Ala., Deanna Vance and husband, John, of Summerville, S.C., Steve McKinney and wife, Kathy, and Charles Hester, all of Murfreesboro, Lisa Dickey and husband, Scott, of Atlanta, Ga., Tina Edwards of Harriman, Earl Petree of Pasadena, Texas, Jeffrey Petree and wife, Sheryl, of Powell, Stephanie Cusatis and husband, Albert, of Claxton, Christy Evans and husband, Vic, of Columbus, Ga., and Jason Hester of Cottondale, Fla.; and by 41 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Noel Kirk officiating.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Nell Weaver Lambdin
Nell Weaver Lambdin, 92, of Norris, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Mary Nell Stooksbury of Norris.
Mrs. Lambdin was born Aug. 22, 1907, in Anderson County, the daughter of Rufus and Mary Elizabeth Weaver. She was the widow of Charles Lambdin.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her son, Jerry Lambdin and his wife, Helen, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Mike Stooksbury of Knoxville, Leigh Ann Young of Norris and Jamie Lambdin of Clinton; four great-grandchildren, Sheree Stooksbury of Alexandria, Va., and Weston White and Casey and Ashley Young, all of Norris; and by several nieces and nephews.
Her brothers, Hobart Weaver, Claude Weaver and Rufus Weaver Jr., and two sisters, Ruby Rutherford and Evelyn Elkins, died earlier.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.
A graveside service will follow at Norris Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dexter Merritt will officiate.
The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the Building Fund at Bethel Baptist Church, 610 Bethel Road, Clinton, TN 37716.